KV Társulat – Trafó
Monday 25. 5. 2020
Orlí Street Theatre
Genre: Drama, Hungary
Length of performance: 1 hour 30 min without an interval
Medea takes place during a group therapy session between a psychologist and three clients, who create situations using motifs and plots from Euripides´ drama concerning a breakup, the involvement of children in conflict and the solution of a crisis using expert counselling.
Tickets from 165 CZK
Option of gaining a festival quantity discount of -25 %.
Hungarian KV Társulat-Trafó is an independent theatre company which was founded by two female performers – Krisztina Urbanovits and Zsuzsa Száger. It deliberately deals with women´s topics. Medea takes place during a group therapy session between a psychologist and three clients, who create situations using motifs and plots from Euripides´ drama concerning a breakup, the involvement of children in conflict and the solution of a crisis using expert counselling. The production is a very forceful insight into a specific problem, and it mirrors the ancient drama in contemporary life. Apart from this, it also deals with issues concerning cultural differences, revenge and guilt. It also makes use of improvisation from the actresses along with puppetry. The concept for the production, which is dominated by the excellent performances of the actresses, was awarded a special prize at the theatre festival in Szeged in 2019.
“Even the ancient gods could have used a psychologist. In this interpretation of Medea, the driving force is not the murder itself but the desire to kill. The performance is not just about how to dress Medea in modern clothing or how present an ancient text in an original way, but how Medea (as delivered by the Hungarian ensemble) speaks about current society, the position of women and behaviour towards foreigners…”
Hajnal Márton, https://kavetarsulat.blogspot.com, 3rd March 2019
Translation into Hungarian: Zsuzsa Rakovszky
Direction: Balázs Czukor
Set: Luca Szabados
Puppets: Gábor Palya
Cast: Csilla Radnay, Anna Spiegl, Zsuzsanna Száger, Krisztina Urbanovits
Discounts valid at National Theatre Brno can be applied when purchasing tickets. The discount for senior citizens and handicapped persons is -50 %, and the discount for students is -30 %. Discounts are not cumulative.